Entries by Nele

Ba-boom, ba-boom

I bend over to tie my shoes, and I am instantly out of breath. Black and white spots dance before my eyes, and my heart thumps dangerously heavy in my chest – oh yes, I’m pregnant. It hasn’t quite sunk in yet. We have received so many lovely messages, Jo has bought me flowers, my […]

An announcement!

Baby Sunshine – that should be this embryo’s name. It’s only February, but the moment we had our embryo transfer, the weather turned glorious. It was a bright morning when Jo and I tested at home for the very first time, standing in the sunny bathroom, taking shaky breaths as two lines appeared on the […]


After the embryo transfer, there is about a ten day wait before a pregnancy test is likely to show anything. I don’t have a clue whether it worked or not. It’s hard not to be constantly on the lookout for potential symptoms. Every twitch, every feeling whatsoever suddenly gains a possible significance. After a few […]